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Visit a viewing platform in North Greenwich
Visit a viewing platform in North Greenwich

Visit a viewing platform in North Greenwich

Just around the corner from the London Cable Car is a three-floor high viewing platform, that gives views, of a sort across the North Greenwich area.

Aug
03
2022
The strange history of the Philpot Lane mice
The strange history of the Philpot Lane mice

The strange history of the Philpot Lane mice

A tiny sculpture of two small mice eating a piece of cheese supposedly remembers the death of a building site worker, or does it?

Jul
27
2022
Sculpture in the City of London – a walking trail of public art
Sculpture in the City of London – a walking trail of public art

Sculpture in the City of London – a walking trail of public art

A walking trail around the City of London has appeared, dotted with works of public art. This is the 11th almost-annual Sculpture in the City, which will run until later this year.

Jul
20
2022
An artifical hop field has sprouted at the Southbank Centre
An artifical hop field has sprouted at the Southbank Centre

An artifical hop field has sprouted at the Southbank Centre

An artificial field of hop plants has arrived at the Southbank as a sculpture that recalls the history going hopping in the 19th-century.

Jun
23
2022
London’s Public Art: Allies, W1
London’s Public Art: Allies, W1

London’s Public Art: Allies, W1

One of London's more famous works of public art can be found on New Bond Street in central London, and shows Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt chatting together on a wooden bench.

Jun
09
2022
London’s Public Art: A giant bath plug in Paddington
London’s Public Art: A giant bath plug in Paddington

London’s Public Art: A giant bath plug in Paddington

If you walk along the Grand Union Canal near Paddington Station, you might stumble upon a giant bath plug in the ground. Is it there to stop the water draining out? No, it's art, but with a hidden purpose.

Jun
02
2022
Snails on stones — art in Aldgate
Snails on stones — art in Aldgate

Snails on stones — art in Aldgate

If you head to Aldgate at the moment, you might come across a stone wall with some curious creatures on it.

May
18
2022
A Middle-Earth style map of London
A Middle-Earth style map of London

A Middle-Earth style map of London

One does not simply walk into Morden...

May
11
2022
Rare opportunity to see conservation in action in Greenwich’s ORNC Chapel
Rare opportunity to see conservation in action in Greenwich’s ORNC Chapel

Rare opportunity to see conservation in action in Greenwich’s ORNC Chapel

The Chapel in Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College contains the last major painting by Benjamin West to survive in its original location, and this summer, the public will be able to watch a restoration project on the massive altar painting.

May
03
2022
Strawberry Hill House campaigning to bring Horace home
Strawberry Hill House campaigning to bring Horace home

Strawberry Hill House campaigning to bring Horace home

Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, created by Horace Walpole in the 18th century, is in a race to raise enough money to purchase a rare and highly significant portrait of Horace Walpole as a child, painted by William Hogarth.

Apr
04
2022
Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens
Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens

Southwark’s dog on a pole with a bowl — and Charles Dickens

Opposite Southwark tube station is a tall pole, and on top of the pole is a dog and a bowl, and they are there in memory of Charles Dickens.

Feb
15
2022
Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima
Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima

Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima

The two artists that were heavily responsible for the graphic style of the Harry Potter movies have a shop in Soho, and it's a Harry Potter world come alive.

Jan
28
2022
Find the Fleet Street sundial
Find the Fleet Street sundial

Find the Fleet Street sundial

If you look up on the side of a building on Fleet Street you'll see what looks like a mural of old newspapers - but it's actually a sundial.

Dec
23
2021
In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens
In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens

In Marylebone, a large stone plaque celebrates Charles Dickens

Normally, buildings occupied by someone famous get a small blue plaque, but when you're Charles Dickens, you get a huge stone mural instead.

Dec
16
2021
A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens
A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens

A cluster of tiny artworks near Covent Gardens

Near Covent Garden, a newish development of shops on Mercers Walk has recently added a cluster of tiny artworks that provide a bit of a treasure hunt to seek out.

Nov
30
2021
The maternity sculpture by Denmark Hill station
The maternity sculpture by Denmark Hill station

The maternity sculpture by Denmark Hill station

Outside what looks like a row of houses, but aren't, is a large metal sculpture, representing maternity, by the Greek sculptor, Fanis Rachoutis.

Nov
25
2021
Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock
Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock

Paddington has trapped a man inside a clock

Just outside Paddington Station is a new clock, and trapped inside is a man who has to perpetually keep cleaning the face and drawing new hands on the glass.

Nov
18
2021
New artwork appears at Brixton tube station
New artwork appears at Brixton tube station

New artwork appears at Brixton tube station

A new work of art has appeared in the entrance to Brixton tube station, called 5 more minutes and is by London based artist Joy Labinjo.

Nov
15
2021
Piccadilly Circus lights to show a Trompe-l’oeil through November
Piccadilly Circus lights to show a Trompe-l’oeil through November

Piccadilly Circus lights to show a Trompe-l’oeil through November

Each evening in November, the huge advertising boards at Piccadilly Circus are being replaced with a video art commission.

Nov
09
2021
There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich
There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich

There’s a statue of a dead parrot in Greenwich

Thousands of people walk past it, but hardly any will ever notice that they just walked past the statue of a dead parrot.

Nov
05
2021
A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art
A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art

A London tube station roof is filled with brightly coloured art

If you go onto the roof of Temple tube station at the moment, the formerly grey terrace is a riot of colours, as the entire half-acre space has been filled in with patterned flooring tiles.,

Oct
22
2021
Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box
Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box

Maida Vale’s double-decker telephone box

Just outside a former Telephone Exchange on Hall Road in Maida Vale is something very strange - a telephone box that's twice the normal height.

Oct
21
2021
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall
Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

Augmented reality beasties hanging around London Wall

If you wander around London Wall at the moment and peer through your smartphone's scrying eye, you might see hidden beasts coming out to play.

Oct
18
2021
Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames
Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames

Take a trip along the “Illuminated River” Thames

What is said to be the longest art installation in the world can be found in London, and is the lighting up of the bridges across the Thames.

Oct
15
2021